Category Archives: Woodworking

Utility Shelf

Those of you who have read through the “Finished Projects” section are aware that I took a break from my entertainment center design in order to bring a huge smile to a lovely daughter of mine.  That toy horse stable … Continue reading

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Wood shop “off limits”

We recently discovered a significant drawback with having a wood shop in the basement of our house. No, it’s not the late night roar of the table saw or the high-pitched whine of the router reverberating through the house. It’s … Continue reading

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Where to buy hardwood

Finding sources of wood can be a little bit daunting at first if you don’t know where to look.  As a beginning woodworker I naively assumed the big home centers such as Lowes and Home Depot would have everything I … Continue reading

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Where to buy tools, hardware, & supplies

Lowes, Home Depot, and Sears are a good place to drop by to pick up consumer-level power tools and basic hardware.  However, if you need higher quality equipment, specialty hardware, and good finishing supplies, look for a Woodcraft store near you.  The closest one to our residence … Continue reading

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Toy barn

It was the spark that started the fire… and got me interested in working with wood.  My oldest daughter finally got her request–Daddy built her a toy stable for her horses! This is made predominantly out of solid cherry left … Continue reading

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Up Next – Entertainment Credenza

We’ve decided it’s time to replace an aging entertainment center with something a bit more modern… one that will look great with a wide flat-panel television yet serve as a display piece for pictures and knick-knacks. Of course, as any … Continue reading

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